Reviews

Handel Aci, Galatea e Polifemo

“She has the poise of a tragedienne but the glitter of a coloratura.”

– Sentinel USA

Fragments of Night (Mark Winges, World Premiere), San Francisco Bay Area

“Elizabeth Anker has a rich, resonant voice and a magnetic presence.”

– Marin Independent Journal

Bach Magnificat, San Francisco Bay Area

“Ms. Anker’s voice, rich and resonant, appears to have unlimited reserve of depth and strength in all registers, particularly her lowest.”

– Marin Independent Journal

Boston Early Music Festival (with Boston Camerata)

“Elizabeth Anker…delivered some of the most emotionally immediate music and vocally accomplished singing of the [Boston Early Music] Festival…her unaffected directness of approach, which is grounded in real vocal technique and musical sophistication…”

– Boston Globe

Solo recital at San Francisco’s Old First Church

“…a singer working from the inside out in coming to grips with every aspect of the music from its poetry to its language, emotional depth and accompaniment.”

– San Francisco Chronicle

Songs of Time, of Love, of Wonder (Douglas Johnson, World Premiere), Longy School, Cambridge, MA

“It was Elizabeth Anker’s rich, nuanced contralto and her obvious conviction in the music that brought the cycle off so successfully. The voice is lush and quite even, though possessing a number of colors which the artist employes in wedding her voice to the poetic imagery.”

– Bay Windows

Poet Power! (Solo Recital with 12 World Premieres), Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA

“Anker has an unusual voice and delivery. The foundation is a deep contralto octave that she can drive like a pop singer or wrap in velvet… Her approach is straight from the shoulder, emotionally direct, and extremely attentive to verbal values.”

– Boston Globe